Audience AR-12 Power Conditioner
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April 2007 Stereophile review of the Audience Adept Response Power conditioner
Positive Feedback Online's Jim Merod BUY's the Adept Response conditioner
Go ahead, plug your amps in...
The Adept Response power conditioner from Audience is an amazing, non current limiting power conditioner like no other. The Adept Response will elevate the performance of your audio/video system to new heights like no other power conditioner. In addition to superior power protection, the Adept Response delivers the ultimate audio/video experience.
The Adept Response High Resolution Power Conditioner is a cutting edge design providing the best power conditioning possible without limiting dynamics. Since power must respond quickly and completely to the demands of program material we believe it is imperative that power conditioning components present a low impedance power path while providing wide bandwidth noise reduction. Conventional power conditioners simply cannot approach the bandwidth/impedance characteristics of the Adept Response while still offering effective noise filtration and high voltage surge protection. Exclusive Audience technology achieves far greater performance for all audio and video components.
High Voltage Transient Suppresion
Of the power conditioning products on the market today few allow your playback system to attain full dynamic range or reproduce subtle dynamic contrasts accurately. The other culprit afflicting most power conditioning products is the ubiquitous MOV. (Metal Oxide Varistor) The MOV is a sacrificial device. This means it wears down over time until it fails completely. Its purpose is to clamp high voltage transients safely to ground instead of through your equipment. This would be fine if it didn’t break down and behave like the world's worst capacitor across your power line, storing energy and releasing it as performance robbing, time delayed distortion into your audio system. The effect is quite audible. For surge protection the Adept Response employs a non-wearing type high voltage transient suppression.
Adept Response uses only the finest conducting, filtering and transient suppression components. Even the power switch is exceptional, a very high quality magnetic circuit breaker. The advantage over thermal circuit breakers is that thermal breakers increase in resistance as power demand increases, causing heat dependent, resistive modulation of the incoming voltage. This effectively reduces the power available to your equipment just when you need it most. The design employed in the Adept Response provides for the most natural flow of music.
Low Impedance Power Path
The state of the art inductive components used in the Adept Response power conditioner add no significant series resistance. This maintains a low impedance power path to your playback system. Also, the Adept Response performs partial power factor correction. This helps restore natural dynamics by bringing the AC voltage and current into a better phase relationship allowing a more efficient transfer of power. With the Adept Response as your power conditioner all aspects of the audio/video performance are greatly improved. Your playback system will no longer be starved of clean high quality power. The result is realistic, beautiful audio and stunning video resolution.
12 Individually Filtered Outlets
Each of the 12 outlets is individually filtered and double filtered from every other outlet providing maximum component to component isolation. An entire audio or video system can easily be powered by the same conditioner, including everything from digital components and phonograph preamplifiers to power amplifiers. This extensive noise filtering creates a lower noise floor and improves low level resolution, providing superior sound stage presentation. Power amplifiers plugged into the Adept Response display increased dynamics and perform as if they were more powerful.
Ten Year Warranty
The Adept Response warranty period is ten years. Audience will repair or replace any factory defective Adept Response power product for the warranty period.
30-Day Mopney Back Guarantee
Audience power products set a new performance benchmark in power conditioning. The proof is in the experience. Try the Adept Response in your own system. The Adept Response may be returned in good condition within 30 days for a full refund.
Looking for fewer outlets? Try the AR 6
Looking for even fewer outlets? Try the Adept Response AR2
Main power cable included: Standard 6 ft. 10 AWG powerChord by Audience
with Neutrik 20A PowerCon® and Marinco power connectors
Low resistance, heavy duty magnetic circuit breaker power switch
- No high resistance type series inductors
- Ultra-high efficiency filter components on every outlet
- Double filtering between outlets for maximum component to component isolation
- Dynamic range performance maximized by partial power factor correction
- Entire audio and/or video system can be powered by a single Adept Response power conditioner
- Audience Auricap High Resolution Capacitors used exclusively in filter sections
- Digital incoming voltage readout on front panel
- Entire electrical circuitry cryogenically treated
Made in USA
15A or 20A/120V, 220V, 230V, 240V
12 Hubbell high conductivity power receptacles
Ground loop isolation transformer for hum reduction
Front panel digital LED incoming voltage readout
Heavy duty, rack-mountable
19”W x 5.0”H x 9.0”D
15.0 lbs./6.82kg. not including powerChord
Grained and satin anodized aluminum Silver or Black
Differences between the aR12 Models
|Au24 SX OCC
Internal Power Wiring
Premium Duplex Outlets
|Optional 6ft. 10AWG
Au24 SE powerChord
|Au24 SX powerChord
Optional 6ft. 10AWG
|Ultra High Voltage Process Optional||✓|